Broncos Host Rival Oregon State for Beauty and the Beast

Feb. 2, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State wrestling team will host its oldest rival - Oregon State - Friday at Taco Bell Arena as part of the annual Border War.

This will be the 49th meeting between Boise State and the Beavers, dating back to 1975. Oregon State holds a 31-18 advantage in the rivalry, as Boise State also seeks to win the Border Axe - the annual trophy given to the victor since 2009 -- for the first time since Nov. 14, 2013.

The Broncos (1-7, 0-2 Pac-12) are seeking their first win since defeating Utah Valley, Dec. 10, 2016, while Oregon State won their last time out, 18-15 over Stanford.

Friday will be Boise State's third dual in the past six days after losses to both Stanford, Jan. 28, and Wyoming, Jan. 30.

The Pac-12 conference dual will be a part of Boise State's Beauty and the Beast event, with gymnastics competing against Southern Utah alongside the Bronco wrestlers.

Boise State was the first school in the nation to host a Beauty and the Beast competition where gymnastics and wrestling compete side-by-side. The tradition began in 2003 and has grown into a national favorite as many other schools have added the same type of meet.

After being unable to host the meet last year due to schedule conflicts, the two programs have resumed the popular event. The Broncos began the Beauty and the Beast tradition on Feb. 14, 2003, as wrestling was able to come away with a 35-9 win over Portland State and gymnastics picked up a 196.375 - 195.900 win over BYU in front of a crowd of 2,350 fans.

Beauty and the Beast will begin 7 p.m. (MT). A live stream will be available from Broncosports.com and live scoring will be provided by Trackwrestling.com.


Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for juniors (2-18) and seniors (62+), and can be purchased at Taco Bell Arena the day of the dual. Students gain free entry with a valid Boise State Student Identification Card.

The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a free tiara and headband.


Free parking will be available in the West Stadium Parking lot.


Boise State

125: Will Bardezbain (6-11/0-5)

133: Josh Newberg (6-12/0-6)

141: Rami Haddadin (1-8/0-6)

149: Dakota Wall (7-16/0-8)

157: Fred Green (16-14/4-4)

165: Demetrius Romero (18-13/3-5)

174: Austin Dewey (21-11/5-3)

184: Kadyn Del Toro (15-13/5-3)

197: Harley DiLulo (7-16/1-7)

OR Keavon Buckley (5-6/0-0)

285: Gabriel Gonzalez (8-13/3-5)

Oregon State

125: Kegan Calkins (8-12)

133: Joey Palmer (18-5)

141: Jack Hathaway (12-9)

149: Joey Delgado (13-6)

157: Abraham Rodriguez (5-10)

165: Weston Dobler (8-16)

174: Bob Coleman (4-15)

184: Seth McLeod (5-3)

197: Corey Griego (17-8)

285: Cody Crawford (17-5)

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